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Just an F-Blog #64. Up there...

A 45 minute drive, a 10 minute cable car lift and a 20 minute chair lift... journey and you're up there. The place is Velika planina, which means Big mountain in Slovene. Well, it's not really big (high) actually, but it's a really nice place for a tiny escape and it's really known for shepherds and cows and alike, well at least in Summer. Iggy organised a belated birthday weekend for the family. And since I wasn't mentally prepared for three days in a rather small mountain hut with 8 more or less adults, a baby and a dog, I decided I will only go to Velika planina  on Saturday. A good decision. LOL

So, here are a few shots from today, whole set is flickr'd.


Cottage #2





Looking up
Going up.

Horizon
Surrounding.

Cottage #1
The cottage.

The figther
The fighter.

Shelter
Typical wooden roof "tiles".

Looking out
Looking out.

Looking down
Time to go home.





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paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, we do it often in France when we ski. Imagine the looks..... LOL
coffeeguy777
Mar. 18th, 2012 03:14 am (UTC)
Wow beauitful mountains !!
paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
Slovenia is full of them. :)
thisisdavid
Mar. 18th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
Great!
paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) Slovenia is pretty
maxauburn
Mar. 18th, 2012 04:45 am (UTC)
That is some lovely scenery.
paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
Slovenia can be pretty. :)
changeling72
Mar. 18th, 2012 10:33 am (UTC)
It looks beautiful.
paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) Slovenia can be charming.
arktos62
Mar. 18th, 2012 10:59 am (UTC)
What a great building. Reminds of the stave churches I've seen pictures of in Norway. Good to see you taking pics again - Bravo!
paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, these cottages look great. And it's the design that had been "polished" for centuries. Mountain is full of those cottages. The ones which are not converted in little pensions, are still used by shepherds.
musicbearmn
Mar. 18th, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC)
breathtaking...
paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, if you have to walk up there. :)
jawnbc
Mar. 18th, 2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
No snow? Wow! Isn't there usually more?
paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
Snow is slowly kissing goodbye. But there was a lot of in on the northern side of the mountain, which I totally skipped.
tilia_tomentosa
Mar. 19th, 2012 01:21 am (UTC)
It may not be big, but it sure is beautiful.

Lovely photos. :)

Those wooden roof tiles, how do they prevent them from rotting?

And OMG a baby on top of all? LOL
dan4behr
Mar. 19th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
I wonder if those tiles are cedar? It holds up somewhat better than other woods when used like that...
paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
Mostly spruce. They can really last long.
paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
Roof tiles are spruce or pine. And they don't put a thing on them. Sun, wind, rain are all they need to resist for decades.
isledemoi
Mar. 19th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
Looks like a very pretty location and I love the look of the cottage.
paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
It is pretty. And those cottages are very traditional and typical for this mountain.
dan4behr
Mar. 19th, 2012 12:50 pm (UTC)
That spot looks spectacular. You have no idea how much I mention visiting Slovenia - the the point Brian sometimes accuses me of being an agent of the Slovene tourist bureau...

The ski lift - they should add a summer-season zip line to it...
paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
Well, mention it a lot more... to the point Brian can't resist any more! :)
olamina
Mar. 19th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was feeling a little nostalgic looking at these pictures. I cannot lie, it is a beautiful place. It's just too bad about most of the people that live there....
paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
I couldn't agree more. People are the greatest problem here. And they are constantly dragging this country down.
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paterson_si
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
So... /impersonating Adele/... When will you see them again? :)
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paterson_si
Mar. 24th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
so let's hope things change for the better soon, ok?
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paterson_si
Mar. 25th, 2012 11:50 am (UTC)
Till things snap back closer to reality.
ubermunkey
Mar. 20th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous
paterson_si
Mar. 21st, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
Surely is. :)
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